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September 4, 2013

Shorties (2013 Nobel Prize for Literature Odds, Stuart Murdoch's Favorite Albums, and more)

Haruki Murakami is the odds on favorite to win this year's Nobel Prize for literature.

Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch discusses his favorite albums at The Quietus.

The Mazama Festival of Books returns to Washington state September 7th and 8th.

Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire discusses the band's new album Rewind the Film track by track at The Quietus.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn shares an illustrated interview with author Alexander Maksik.

Baths plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

CarolineLeavittville interviews Sarah Weinman about her new anthology, Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense.

Rolling Stone lists the 10 best cover songs ofthe past decade. shares 113 pages of Charles Bukowski's FBI file. (via)

PopMatters reconsiders Rick Rubin's soundtrack for the 1987 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel Less Than Zero.

Hazlitt interviews Margaret Atwood about her new novel MaddAddam.

The New Statesman reviews the book.

Flavorwire lists seven things you didn't know about Atwood.

Drowned in Sound interviews guitarist Josh Hayward of The Horrors.

Food and Think lists five great cocktail moments in literature.

Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn talks baseball with The A.V. Club.

Complex previews fall's new comics.

Fresh Air interviews composer John Zorn.

Etgar Keret annotates his story "What We Have in Our Pockets" at Poetry Genius.

Stream the new Body/Head album (Kim Gordon's new band) Coming Apart at Pitchfork.

Actress Julianne Moore lists her favorite literary redheads at Bookish.

Win J.M. Coetzee's new novel The Childhood of Jesus and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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